October 20, 2014
BIOLASE Inc. announced that Jeffrey M. Nugent is its new president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Nugent had served as acting chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors since June. Nugent has a broad background in the medical device, medical laser technology and dental industries. Most recently, in 2010, he was founder, president and chief executive officer of Precision Dermatology Inc, a privately held dermatology therapeutics company that was recently acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
Previously, Nugent was chairman and chief executive officer of Ascension Orthopedics, a maker of joint replacement implants; president and chief executive officer of Revlon Inc.; and worldwide president and chief executive officer of Neutrogena Corporation. He also spent more than 20 years in leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson in research and development, marketing and general management, and was responsible for that company's dental business.
BIOLASE manufactures and distributes dental lasers.